they come in pairs

photo by author

statistics says
on average
two coffins
come back to Nepal
every day

statistics does not say
those wooden boxes
also carry
shattered dreams
lost loves
forfeited futures
vanished hopes

statistics does not care
if anyone will remember
the young men who fly away
filled with aspiration and trepidation
who come back as numbers
in pairs
every single day

--

--

--

organizer at heart. strategy consultant by trade. mostly prose with occasional forays into poetry. https://tinyletter.com/LunaRanjit

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Luna Ranjit

Luna Ranjit

organizer at heart. strategy consultant by trade. mostly prose with occasional forays into poetry. https://tinyletter.com/LunaRanjit

More from Medium

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Difference Between Web 3 and Web 2

Cloning of MeetUp.com

Book Review 2

STEM vs STEAM @DTU 12/02/2022